This was The word from The Pastor in our Church Bulletin today!
Our present Pope has just come out with statements that we are the one true Church of Christ. Protestants are in an inferior position in respect to salvation but can be saved through the Roman Catholic Church. the Pope has made these statements before in a 2000 document “Dominus Jesus”. Fearful of relativism and the idea all churches are the same he has for some time been leary of ecumenism, which he thought many in the Church, carried too far. None of this is new teaching but gives a less friendly approach to Protestantism.
First am I misunderstanding what is being said in the above? Is he saying that Protestants cannot be saved unless they are in The Catholic Church?
Secondly, he just kind of left it hanging there he never mentioned it in his Homily! I am fortunate that I come on this forum and I know what has been happening. There are a lot of knowledgable people on here who I learn from, but a lot of Catholics don’t have that. I don’t know but that Bulletin just didn’t sit right with me, am I wrong?:shrug: